The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2012

This study is part of the collection The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Description:

Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0939

Alternative title:

Väst-SOM 2012

Purpose:

Study attitudes and behaviors that are linked to local and regional issues and phenomena.

Description:

Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2012-10 — 2013-02

Geographic spread:

Lowest geographic unit:

Municipality

Highest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in the county of Västra Götaland or Kungsbacka municipality

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random
Western SOM 2012 was conducted as a survey based on one sample and one questionnaire.During the period 1998-2009 Western SOM was carried out with two different questionnaires.

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Bergström, A. & Ohlsson, J. (eds.) (2013) En region för alla? : Medborgare, människor och medier i Västsverige : den västsvenska SOM-undersökningen 2012. Göteborg: SOM-institutet. ISBN: 978-91-89673-31-01.
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Version 1.0:

2014-04-23 doi:10.5878/001934

The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2012

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2014). The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2012. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001934

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-09-28 — 2013-02-19

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3186

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

465

Number of individuals/objects:

3186